Hyderabad: Students of tribal welfare and social welfare residential schools run by the state government of Telangana state have outperformed the students of private schools in all the exams whose results were released recently — be it Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate public examinations or one of the toughest, exams, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) — Mains.
In the SSC Board exam, around 72 per cent of social welfare schools, where students get free education, have secured 100 per cent pass percentage whereas only 43.6 per cent private schools where parents have to empty their pockets to pay the fee, secured 100 per cent pass percentage. And in a major victory, around 506 students have qualified for the JEE Advanced and thousands have scored more than 90 per cent in the state board public examinations.
Even the government run schools in the twin cities have secured 82.93 pass percentage in the SSC public examination results.
S. Deepa, a Class X student from Telangana residential school, Tandur, in Vikarabad district, secured 10 GPA in her SSC. She is the seventh among eight daughters of a poor agricultural family. She says she would like to become an IAS officer.
Sharing the secret of success, R.S. Praveen Kumar, Secretary of the Telangana Residential Educational Society said that a strong foundation from the beginning is bearing fruit.
“There is a complex web of activities that are a regular feature in the residential schools that helps in the overall growth of the student. We believe teaching is the best way to learn and in our model of education, most of our students teach while teachers facilitate the process after a lot of research.”
There is also a strong alumni network that keeps visiting the alma mater to share their stories. And in every vacation, thousands of teachers visit their students’ homes to understand how they are surviving despite debilitating conditions, added Mr Kumar.